January 1932 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Jacob Cocey Sr chosen as mayor of Massillon Ohio
  • Jan 1 Rasse und Siedlungshauptamt publishes Himmler's wedding laws
  • Jan 1 The United States Post Office Department issues a set of 12 stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
  • Jan 2 Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
  • Jan 3 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.

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Jan 4 British Viceroy of India Lord Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jan 4 State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
  • Jan 7 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich
  • Jan 8 Ratification of present SF City Charter
  • Jan 12 Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)
  • Jan 12 Philip Barry's "Animal Kingdom" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 14 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
  • Jan 21 USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
  • Jan 23 El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers
  • Jan 25 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • Jan 26 KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW
  • Jan 28 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
  • Jan 28 Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Grimmett 7-116 in South Africa 1st innings at Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 31 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Arnfried G D P, Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs)/drugs dealer
  • Jan 2 Dabney Coleman, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 3 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 4 Carlos Saura, Spanish director
  • Jan 5 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • Jan 6 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • Jan 7 Joe Berinson, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer
  • Jan 15 Louis Woodard Jones, New Rochelle NY, 4X400m relayer (Oly-gold-56)
  • Jan 16 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 16 Jim Berry, cartoonist (Berry's World)
  • Jan 18 Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
  • Jan 22 Berthold Grünfeld, Norwegian psychiatrist and former sexologist
  • Jan 23 Bud Shuster, (Rep-R-PA, 1973- )
  • Jan 26 Christopher Price, Director (Leeds Metropolitan U)
  • Jan 26 George H Clements, first Roman Catholic Priest to adopt a child.
  • Jan 27 Neville Trotter, British MP
  • Jan 28 David Thompson, CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
  • Jan 28 Thomas J Bliley Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • Jan 28 David Hennessy, Lord Windlesham, British peer and TV executive, Leader of the House of Lords (1973-4) (d. 2010)
  • Jan 30 Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co)
  • Jan 31 Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 C P Scott, British journalist, publisher and politician (b. 1846)
  • Jan 8 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
  • Jan 13 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  • Jan 15 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Albert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (b. 1893)
  • Jan 21 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • Jan 24 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)